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Pints and Politics: County Prosecutor debate

Incumbent county prosecutor Larry Haskell and challengers Stefanie Collins, Stephanie Olsen and Deb Conklin squared off in a debate Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Washington. Northwest Passages event series presented the debate as part of their series Pints and Politics.

Even before the Illinois primary votes are in, a pitched battle is brewing over cultural issues between the GOP and Democrats

UPDATED: Mon., June 27, 2022

CHICAGO — In the final weekend before Tuesday’s primary election, the disparity in campaigning between Republicans running for governor and the Democratic incumbent they hope to replace foreshadows a fall general election campaign in which culture wars will likely take center stage. On Sunday, first-term Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other Democrats seeking statewide office joined in the celebration ...

3 candidates look to take McCaslin’s seat in Legislature

UPDATED: Tue., June 28, 2022

Republicans Suzanne Schmidt and MJ Bolt and Democrat Ted Cummings are running this year in the 4th District. They will face off in the Aug. 2 primary where the top two will move on to the November general election.

Trump campaign documents give inside look at fake-elector plan

UPDATED: Mon., June 20, 2022

The convening of the electoral college on Dec. 14, 2020, was supposed to mark the end of the wild, extended presidential election that year. But when the day arrived, a strange thing happened. In seven swing states won by Joe Biden, when the Democrat's electors assembled to formally elect him president, Trump supporters showed up, too, ready to declare that their man had actually won.

District 5 Congressional race: Two Democrats and a Republican seek to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, who’s eyeing 10th term

UPDATED: Thu., July 14, 2022

Natasha Hill, a 39-year-old local attorney and Hillyard native, and Ann Marie Danimus, a 51-year-old marketing professional with ties to the region's rural reaches, have both filed as Democrats to unseat McMorris Rodgers, 53, who's seeking a 10th term in Washington D.C. Sean Clynch, a 60-year-old substitute teacher and Army veteran, rounds out the primary ballot as a Republican.

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

UPDATED: Tue., June 14, 2022

The marquee races Tuesday are taking place in South Carolina, where two Republican House members are facing Trump-backed challengers, and in Nevada, where Republicans are aiming to sweep a host of Democratic-held seats in the November general election.

Soaring gas prices, crime rates and homelessness: How will parties position themselves locally headed into primaries?

The outlook in Spokane mirrors that seen in urban areas across the nation, with soaring prices at the pump, rising rates of crime and a greater number of people seeking shelter on the streets. Those issues, combined with the usual disadvantage the political party in power experiences in midterm elections, signify an uphill battle for Democrats, political observers say, though that's complicated in local races where Republicans dominate elected office. 

FBI Arrests Candidate for Governor Who Was at the Capitol on Jan. 6

UPDATED: Thu., June 9, 2022

Ryan Kelley, a Republican running for governor in Michigan who was at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack in 2021, was arrested at his home in Allendale, Michigan, on Thursday morning, according to Mara R. Schneider, a special agent with the FBI.